Leslie, T.E. Cliffe. 'An inquiry into the progress and present condition of mechanics' institutions. Part I'. - Dublin: Transactions of the Dublin Statistical Society, Vol III Session 5, 1851/1852, pp.1-15
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. III Session 5 1851/1852
The formation and development of Mechanics' Institutions may
be regarded as characteristic social features of the present century,
the first association of this description having been established at
Birmingham in 1796, under the title of the "Birmingham Brotherly
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